Eleanor Danisiewicz passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Steve Danisiewicz, loving mother of Susan Rubino and the late Greg Danisiewicz, mother-in-law of Joe, cherished grandmother of Daniel, Matthew, Joseph, Michael and Amanda, great-grandmother of Luna, Logan and Michael, and dear sister of Claire Morgan and the late Dolores Prizasnuk. Mass of Christian Burial offered at St. Margaret’s Church on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 9:45 AM. Interment followed at St. John Cemetery, Middle Village NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth NY 11378.
Vito Taranto passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of the late Enza Taranto, loving father of Fina Salvo and Franca Saitta, father-in-law of Giuseppe, cherished grandfather of Maria Rosaria (Alessandro) Vicari, Antonino Salvo and Maria Concetta Saitta, great-grandfather of Alessio and Alena, dear brother of Jack Taranto, Rise DiStefano, Lena Lavignani, and the late Joe Taranto and Jerry Taranto, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the family. Funeral Services held at Papavero Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 10 AM. Entombment followed at St. John Cemetery Christ the Redeemer Mausoleum, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth NY 11378.
Anthony J. Tamulinas passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Roseanne Tamulinas, loving father of TJ (Tara) Tamulinas and Lisa (Robert) McManus, cherished grandfather of Amanda, Tyler, Dillon and Justin, and dear brother of Joanne Rosman. Private Cremation held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Fresh Pond Crematory, Middle Village, NY under the direction of Papavero Funeral Home, 72-27 Grand Avenue, Maspeth NY 11378.
As a New York real estate attorney, i often get asked about NY Real Property Law 853 and Section 22. These two provisions are critical to understanding the relationship between landlords and tenants in New York. In this article, I will explain what NY Real Property Law 853 and Section 22 are, and what they mean for landlords and tenants according to the basic consensus of Queens real estate lawyers .
NY Real Property Law 853
NY Real Property Law 853, also known as the “warranty of habitability,” is a provision that requires landlords to provide tenants with a livable and safe environment. This means that landlords must maintain the rental property in a safe and habitable condition and fix any problems that affect the health and safety of the tenants. Some of the issues that landlords are responsible for fixing include:
- Lack of heat or hot water
- Plumbing and sewage problems
- Pests and vermin infestations
- Mold and mildew growth
- Electrical hazards
- Broken windows or doors
If a landlord fails to provide a habitable environment, tenants have the right to withhold rent until the issue is resolved. However, tenants must follow specific procedures to do so, including providing written notice to the landlord and giving the landlord a reasonable amount of time to fix the problem. If the landlord fails to address the issue, tenants can take legal action and seek damages.
Section 22 of the New York State Real Property Law governs the security deposits that landlords can collect from tenants. Under Section 22, landlords can collect a security deposit equal to one month’s rent for a lease term of one year or less. If the lease term is more than one year, the landlord can collect a security deposit equal to one month’s rent for the first year and 1/12th of the annual rent for each additional year. Landlords are required to return the security deposit to tenants within a reasonable amount of time after the lease ends. However, landlords can deduct from the security deposit for any unpaid rent or damages beyond normal wear and tear.
What NY Real Property Law 853 and Section 22 Mean for Landlords and Tenants
For landlords, NY Real Property Law 853 means that they must maintain their properties in a safe and habitable condition. Additionally, Section 22 limits the amount of security deposits that landlords can collect and outlines specific procedures for returning the deposit at the end of the lease. For tenants, NY Real Property Law 853 provides protections against living in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Section 22 protects tenants from excessive security deposits and provides a framework for the return of the deposit at the end of the lease.
In conclusion, NY Real Property Law 853 and Section 22 are essential provisions for landlords and tenants in New York. As a New York real estate attorney, I highly recommend that landlords and tenants become familiar with these provisions to protect their rights and obligations under the law.
Aminov Real Estate Law Firm of Flushing, NY 147-15 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11366 (347) 479-1808 https://aminovrealestatelaw.com/.
“Eight Tales of Pedro” to open on May 5
By Stephanie Meditz
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Queens Theatre will present a thought-provoking story about Latino identity and the immigrant experience.
On May 5, Mark-Eugene Garcia’s award-winning play, “Eight Tales of Pedro,” will begin its run with music by Luis D’Elias.
The play will feature music by Luis D’Elias, who has been with the play since its inception.
The cast consists entirely of Latino actors, four of whom were part of the original cast at the play’s 2018 premiere.
That same year, the play won the UnFringed Festival Best of the Festival Prize.
Most recently, it won the 2021 Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre.
“Eight Tales of Pedro” includes two settings that ultimately converge: Pedro and his companions traveling to Veracruz in 17th-century Mexico and six scared, uncertain immigrants in a van as they travel from Mexico across the border.
“The stories are a series of folktales that take a storyteller from one side of Mexico to another in search of his love,” playwright Mark-Eugene Garcia said in a phone interview.
The play has themes of Latino pride and honor in oneself.
Garcia has always loved the Latino folktales of Pedro Urdamales and Juan Bobo, and he knew that he wanted to write a play based on them.
He worried the stories would not be relevant at the time, so they remained on the shelf for years.
However, the recent uptick in anti-immigration sentiment in the United States inspired him to stage them.
“It’s a very funny play and then it quickly turns into something that is now, and something that is personal and sometimes sad,” he said. “Really, what I want people to do is think and feel.”
A California native who never learned Spanish, Garcia often felt like he did not live up to people’s expectations of him.
“I started thinking about how we have this identity as…people of color who are kind of caught between two worlds,” he said. “It was about finding pride, but also about talking about the situation that Latinos in this country face…I’m brown enough for him, the guy who was just judging me on that, but often not for the people in my life.”
Garcia hopes that “Eight Tales of Pedro” humanizes immigrants for the public and sheds light on the commonalities between people.
“Sometimes when you look at the news or you look at people’s rhetoric or so on, we hear about numbers…but we don’t think of them as people,” he said. “For me, the important part of this story was looking at people first and then their immigration status or where they’re coming from or where they’re going.”
Garcia is especially excited to present “Eight Tales of Pedro” in Queens, where he has lived for the past sixteen years.
“I had no idea what diversity was until I moved to Queens,” he said. “I met people from countries I’d never known about and I learned about cultures I’d never even thought about…Queens Theatre is that center of it all. It’s just a beautiful, beautiful place that centers on humanity and storytelling, and that’s something that I feel my show does.”
Garcia was thrilled to work on this project with director Rodrigo Ernesto Bolaños, his husband.
“Something I joke about is that he’s in the business of making my dreams come true, because I put everything down and he’s like, ‘Okay, this is how it’s going to happen,’” he said. “We’ve been really lucky to have this experience with this show. I feel that it’s kind of a love letter to each other and to what we do.”
Garcia described a scene in which two characters pull a blanket out of a backpack and it becomes a mountain that people climb.
Although it was a difficult task, Bolaños found a way to bring that scene to life onstage.
“It’s a really cool moment of magical realism that I can’t think of anyone else being able to pull off other than the two of us,” Garcia said.
Tickets for “Eight Tales of Pedro” are available for $20 or 4 for $75 with code 4FOR75 at https://queenstheatre.org/event/eight-tales-of-pedro/ or by calling (718)-760-0064.
The May 5 performance will include open captions in Spanish, and the May 7 performance will be audio described.